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Stormwater Quiz

Test your knowledge of water quality and stormwater management.

* All fields are required.

First Name:
Last Name:

1. What part of LaPorte County do you live in?
City of LaPorte
LaPorte County
Town of Trail Creek
City of Michigan City
Town of Long Beach
Town of Michiana Shores
Outside of LaPorte County

2. In an effort to understand if we are reaching our target audience, we would like to know which description best fits you:
Other Business affected by stormwater regulations
Government Employee affected by stormwater regulations
Concerned Citizen

3. Do you live in a watershed?
Don't know

4. Which of the following pollutants can be found in stormwater runoff?
Oil and Grease
All of the Above

5. Where would you find this marker?

Storm Drain Marker

Next to a storm drain
In a corn field
Next to a sanitary sewer manhole
None of the above

6. Which is an example of stormwater runoff?
Rainwater running into a storm drain in the road
Rainwater running off of a farm field
Snowmelt running into storm drains or ditches
All of the above
A & C only

7. A BMP is a Best Management Practice to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff. Please mark the best location for each BMP listed below:

Bioretention Area
Bioretention Area

Rain Garden
Rain Garden

Oil-Water Separator
Oil-Water Separator

Rain Barrel
Rain Barrel

Home Home Home Home
Business Business Business Business
Construction Site Construction Site Construction Site Construction Site

Silt Fence
Silt Fence

Concrete Washout Area
Concrete Washout Area

Home Home    
Business Business    
Construction Site Construction Site    

8. Which of the following do you think are safe to let run into a storm sewer?

Waste Oil
Waste Oil

Old Paint

Grass Clippings
Grass Clippings

Soapy Water
Soapy Water from
Washing Your Car

Yes Yes Yes Yes
No No No No

Dirty Water from Construction Site
Dirty Water from
Construction Site

Clean Water
Clean Water

Yes Yes    
No No    

9. All storm drains flow to a treatment plant where the stormwater is treated before it goes into a river or stream.

10. I need to dispose of expired medicine and some old paint thinner. What is the best way to get rid of them?
Dump them down a storm drain
Flush them down the toilet
Put them in the trash
Take them to a Household Hazardous Waste drop-off location

11. If a home or business has a septic system, how often should the septic tank be pumped?
Every 3 years
Every 10 years
Only when it backs up

12. Choose all of the following you have participated in over the past year:
River clean-ups
Adopt-a-road litter collection
Volunteer water monitoring
Storm drain marking
Household Hazardous Waste drop-offs

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